the future of transport
envisioned in Karlsruhe_
The Hyperloop is a concept proposed by Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk in 2013, in which passenger capsules (Pods) float almost silently at velocities close to the speed of sound through a tube at about one thousandth of atmospheric pressure. In this way, heavily used intracontinental routes could be handled faster, more efficiently and in a more environmentally friendly manner than with conventional means of transport.
A journey from Munich to Hamburg, which takes seven hours by train, can be completed in 45 minutes with a Hyperloop Pod. This is faster than by plane, while the emissions of greenhouse gases are a factor of ten lower. It is made possible by extremely low friction caused by the low pressure in the tube and a levitation mechanism that makes the Pod float.
In recent decades, aviation has not made any disruptive progress in the development of more sustainable technologies and is subject to an elementary systemic disadvantage compared to terrestrial means of transport over short distances (< 1500km): Aircraft must first reach a certain altitude after take-off and can only operate at transport speed for a fraction of their flight route. In addition, the carbon footprint of aircraft does not scale as directly with the use of renewable energies as with electrically powered means of transport.
We are a group of students from Karlsruhe (GER) and we are convinced that the Hyperloop concept could change our way of moving forever! We want to face the technological challenges and pave the way into a new era, the era of zero friction.
of the 50 most frequently used flight routes worldwide are domestic, carrying more than 200 000 000 passengers each year
% is the predicted growth rate of the worldwide flight volume over the next 20 years, requiring significant improvements in existing infrastructure
times as many greenhouse gases produce airplanes per passenger kilometer compared to conventional trains
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Who we are
head of finance
head of technology
division leader electronics
division leader continuous development
division leader business operations